Malaysian Capital Hosts the Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers

OIC Press Release

21 June 2000

Malaysian Capital Hosts the Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers

Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers start in KualaLumpur, capital of Malaysia, on Tuesday, 25 Rabiul Awal 1421 H (27 June 2000), andcontinue until 28 Rabiul Awal 1421 H (30 June 2000).

His Excellency the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahatir Mohamed is scheduled toinaugurate the opening session, where His Excellency the Secretary General of theOrganization of the Islamic Conference is also to deliver an address at the start of proceedingsof the Conference.

The agenda of this session of the Conference, whose items have been divided amongst fourcommittees, has been filled up with political. economic, legal, information, cultural, and socialissues, as well as the topics related to the conditions of Muslim communities and minorities innon-Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. In addition toorganizational, statutory, and general matters that have a direct bearing on the work of theOrganization of the Islamic Conference, including the election of the Secretary General of theOrganization and defining the tenure of Assistant Secretaries General, the Agenda of theConference comprises a number of items pertaining to the administrative and financial affairs,to the consideration of the Situation of the Subsidiary Organs of the Organization and theadoption of their proposed budgets, and to other issues germane to joint Islamic action in allfields that had been considered by the Intergovernmental Experts Committees of MemberStates and by the Permanent and Specialized Committees of the Organization throughout theyear, and that had been the subject of extensive discussion recently in Jeddah by the Meeting ofSenior Officials Preparatory to the Twenty-seventh Session of the Islamic Conference ofForeign Ministers which submitted its recommendations to the Ministers for appropriatedecision thereon.

It is noteworthy that the Special Committees on Considering the Conditions of Muslims inSouthern Philippines and in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the Committee on Afghanistan andthe Contact Group on Bosnia and Herzegovina, will also hold parallel meetings during theproceedings of this session, in order to consider developments in these issues. Also figuringamong the key organizational issues which will be examined by the Conference, is cooperationin the new millennium between the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the United Nationsand other international and regional organizations with a view to anchoring such cooperationon solid foundations that enable the Organization of the Islamic Conference to play a moreeffective and influential role.

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